Long Island man arrested for attempting to join Islamic State in Syria

By Corinne Ramey

A fighter of the Islamic State in Mosul in a 2014 file photo (Photo Credit Market Watch)

Federal prosecutors accused a Long Island man of attempting to provide material support to terrorists, according to a complaint unsealed Saturday.

Prosecutors said Elvis Redzepagic, 26 years old, traveled twice to the Middle East and made attempts to join Islamic State and the Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate.

Redzepagic appeared in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn on Saturday. Federal agents arrested Redzepagic at his home in Commack, N.Y., on Friday, authorities said.

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Source:  News Now/Market Watch/Reuters

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.